Elementary Students Accelerate Reading Skills

Accelerated Reader is a program used in the lower school to help students improve their independent reading skills, allowing them to choose their own books, on which they then take short comprehension quizzes. Students work toward personalized reading goals and growth.

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Mrs. Head’s first graders are already learning how to use the A.R. program all on their own!

Setting the Stage for Excellence

It didn’t take long for Hillcrest students to get back “into the groove” of the regular school routine.  After one week, notes have been taken, homework has been completed, and a few tests and quizzes have even been passed!  The stage has been set for our scholars to achieve excellence this year.

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Mu Alpha Theta, a national honors organization for math, is a new addition at Hillcrest for students with high academic achievement in the area of mathematics.


Brand new lockers were delivered to the junior high building.

It’s going to be a great year!

HCS Welcomes New Faculty

Hillcrest is proud to have several new faces to add to our outstanding faculty this year.


New Upper School faculty include Brandon Blakeney, Nathan Foreman, Jessica Matthews (returning), and Anthony Pike.


Mrs. Baldwin teaches 6th grade.


Mrs. Weathersby teaches 2nd grade.

 Welcome to the Hillcrest family!

First Day of School is in the Books!

The first day of the new school year was Monday, August 8th, and what a great day it was!  Teachers and staff welcomed many new faces along with even more familiar ones, and if the first day was any indicator, 2016 – 2017 might be Hillcrest’s best year yet.

In the lower school, both the youngest and oldest students seem happy to be surrounded once again by friends and favorite teachers.

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Upper school students are happiest, it seems, in the cafeteria.

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And teachers are studying up on the latest methods and information to pass along to our scholars.


No doubt, there will be many successes, some failures, good days and bad, and a little bit of everything in between throughout the coming months, but as always, it will be another unforgettable year for the Hillcrest Cougar family.